Guerneville bridge over Russian River

Guerneville

Charmingly rustic, the town of Guerneville (pop. 4,534) mixes towering redwoods, cool river waters, laid-back attitudes, and Sonoma Wine Country delights in a pleasing blend that makes it a popular destination, as well as an established gay vacation resort.

Guerneville has always been a vacation getaway for San Franciscans — by train in the 1870s to the 1930s, and by car through the 1950s. In the 1970s it became a welcoming resort area for Bay Area gay men and lesbians.

Today, visitors stay in cozy cabins, uniquely rustic resorts, campgrounds, vacation rentals, and other lodgings. They can choose to eat at trendy restaurants, food stands, or hip cafes reminiscent of the flower-power era.

And with more than 50 wineries within a 20-minute drive, wine tasting in the cool-climate Russian River Valley wine region is definitely a must for wine lovers.

With canoes, kayaks, inner tubes, umbrellas, and beach chairs available for rent, Johnson's Beach provides the main river access in downtown Guerneville, within walking distance of restaurants and shops.

Visit the awe-inspiring, 805-acre Armstrong  Redwoods State Natural Reserve, two miles north of Guerneville's Main Street. Walk among the serene, majestic beauty of California coast redwoods, some of the world's tallest living things. It can be a transforming experience.

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The Old Cazadero Cabin Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Your private retreat in the coastal redwoods of Sonoma County awaits: a hand-built, lovingly furnished cedar cabin; rustic yet with all the comforts of home. After a full day of wine tasting, cycling…

Bruno Farnocchia Memorial Park Photo
4800 Rio Nido Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Bruno Farnocchia Memorial Park is 3.18 acres including a playground, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, barbecues, portable restroom, and a tennis court. It is also the location of the dog park and…

Bill's Taxi Service Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Bill’s Taxi in Guerneville, CA, provides reliable transportation and tourism services throughout Sonoma County. We’ll give you a lift to restaurants, bars, wineries,  medical appointments, the grocery…

Laguna Country House Photo
14070 Mill Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Those who have been here know first hand; those who have not are missing out one of the most beautiful, unique places in Northern California. At the heart of the Russian River Valley, our Russian…

wind sculpture Photo
16377 C Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

At the west end of town next to the Union 76 gas station, you can find them by the spinning, sparkling wind sculptures they hang out under the open porch roof. These mean are always gracious, always…

Soleil Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Stunning Remodeled Mountain-Top Home on 1/2 Acre with Spectacular View, *Seasonal Pool (May-Sept), Hot Tub, Gas Fireplace, Landscaped Garden; Short Drive to Guerneville, River Beaches, Golf, Hiking,…

Inizi Wines Photo
16290 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

INIZI: beginnings in Italian. The name INIZI came from our belief that a bottle of wine begins in the vineyard. A team of two couples and four friends. Wine producers of the hard to find, neglected…